How will humanoid robots affect us, and how can they be used in practice for teaching? BrainBotics on Danish National Radio http://www.dr.dk/radio/ondemand/p1/harddisken-2017-04-21
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“The future belongs to those who know how to take advantage of data” was the vision of KL’s Political Summit in Aalborg.
Participants in KL’s Municipal Political Summit in Aalborg got a powerful shot of visions when Alec Ross, technology policy expert, former Innovation Council provides for Hillary Clinton summarized the book ‘The Industries of the Future’. Alec Ross gave substantial input on the role of technology in the welfare state .
BrainBotics supported Aarhus Municipality’s robot on stage during the talk and at the booth on the conference.
A new analysis form McKinsey is an in-depth study on the effects of increased automation:
Advances in robotics, artificial intelligence, and machine learning are ushering in a new age of automation, as machines match or outperform human performance in a range of work activities, including ones requiring cognitive capabilities. In this report, part of our ongoing research into the future of work, we analyze the automation potential of the global economy, the factors that will determine the pace and extent of workplace adoption, and the economic impact associated with its potential.
BrainBotics is a partner of Internet Week 2017 in Aarhus with a seminar on humanoid robots.
Internet Week Denmark puts the importance of digitalisation on the national agenda. The festival is all about how technology affects our lives and the way we do business.
Humanoid robots play a key role in the digital transformation for all customer facing industries. The humanoid robot Pepper by SoftBank Robotics is state-of-the-art and can be used for:
- Welcoming – Greeting people passing by in shops and at conferences
- Assistance – Help in sales and being a useful colleague
- Recommendations – Tell about new and important products and services
- Entertainment – Amuse customers while waiting in line by dancing, joking, giggling and animating people
- Feedback – Get customer feedback and collect loyalty members
Aarhus will be European Capital of Culture in 2017 with the overall theme Rethink. As a testimonial of that, Mayor Jacob Bundsgaard greeted the guests welcome at the annual business event at Aarhus City Hall together with the robot Pepper.
At the event, it was highlighted how Aarhus continuously will work with a stronger international profile, a climate plan and how to develop and attract talent and employees.
The event was kicked off with the cool young rock band Velvet Volume. Nice way to start 2017!
Pepper was the center of attention at the event Local Rock Stars in Aarhus. This one-day conference, is a partnership between companied in and around Aarhus. The purpose is to share knowledge and insights with it-professionals and students. Søren Tranberg Hansen from BrainBotics made the final keynote about robotics and AI at the event.
BrainBotics participates with the robot Norma at the Smart City Expo World Congress in Barcelona. On behalf of Aarhus Municipality, BrainBotics have been invited to program their robot to welcome people at the pavilion and to show case some of the many Danish Smart City solutions.
BrainBotics has presented a paper with the title “Physical Training of Seniors Using Robot Based Games” at the IEEE International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication (RO-MAN).